Barring a miracle, the top six teams are poised to advance to the finals. “Butter Nutz” have all but secured top billing despite the fact that they sit out the final round next week. It is highly unlikely that either “Foss Nation” or “Winky-Dinks” will make up the almost 40 point difference by the deadline of March 6. What those two teams should be doing instead is concentrating on ending up second on the ladder which would give them a first round bye for the play-offs. The next 7 days will be rather important for them.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, once again the last three teams have fallen even further behind. Now the gap between the last play-off spot (6th) and 7th is 22 points. Two weeks ago it was just 1. “The Kampai Warriors” have picked up only 25 points during that time. Compare that to “Butter Nutz’s” 65 and it’s easy to see where the problem lies. Another telling statistic is that for round 8 (so far), “Butter Nutz” scored more overall points than the last three teams combined and the “Winky-Dinks” picked up more bonus points than those teams together as well. Not good.
There weren’t too many matches completed last night – so I don’t have many to choose from for major highlights. That being said, standouts for the evening: Julia Dillon (“The Kampai Warriors”) scored her second win of the season taking out “Winky-Dinks” Paul Gormley 2-1; Mike LoVasco (“Paddy’s Dropshots”) somehow managed to reach up high enough to nullify Jerry Rock’s (“Butter Nutz”) lobs to take a 2-1 victory; Cathy Lysack (“Butter Nutz”) was just a little too steady in the end for Patrick Petz (“Paddy’s Dropshots”) for her 2-1 win; and John Parnell (“Mongoose”) picked up his 3rd win of the half with a tough 2-1 win over Jim Miller (“Wardogs”).